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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

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Federal, state regulators issue a Consent Order to Plumas Bank

Mike Taborski
Publisher
3/30/2011

Plumas Bancorp, the parent company of Plumas Bank, has been given a Consent Order issued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the California Department of Financial Institutions.

The bank’s interim president and CEO, Andrew J. Ryback, said this Order was the result of a regulatory examination covering the 12-month period ending June 30, 2010.

Read more: Federal, state regulators issue a Consent Order to Plumas Bank

 

Public Works Director says county roads are in disrepair

Joshua Sebold
Staff Writer
3/30/2011

County Public Works Director Bob Perreault recently warned the Plumas County Board of Supervisors (BOS) the county’s road system was in a critical window of disrepair where neglecting maintenance could lead to ballooning costs.

In reaction, the board unanimously approved a resolution and letter, both calling for the state Legislature to protect road funding.

Read more: Public Works Director says county roads are in disrepair

 

Council members seek public interface

Diana Jorgenson
Staff Writer
3/30/2011

Portola City Council met last week between passing storms in a never-ending parade of weather to complete business on a short agenda. But members also found time to discuss ways to increase public participation in and discussion of current city issues.

Mayor Dan Wilson and Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark advanced the idea of Saturday morning Coffee Klatches held in rotating locations once per month and found their fellow council members in agreement with their aims.

Read more: Council members seek public interface

 

Broadband project promises jobs, economic development and better connectivity

Sam Williams
News Editor
3/30/2011

 

Lassen and Plumas county residents as well as large users and governmental agencies could enjoy improved Internet and cable television service

“A major goal of the project is to create jobs and boost the economy by allowing existing businesses to expand while attracting new businesses to the region … We believe that access to affordable broadband is a crucial component to arresting the loss of jobs and population in the region.”
Bob Marshall, General Manager, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

once the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative installs a new fiber optic cable system. And hopefully, the new system should also contribute to the local economy by providing more jobs.

Plumas-Sierra’s General Manager Bob Marshall appeared at the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, March 22 meeting to provide information on the project to the supervisors.

“We are a true electric co-op,” Marshall told the board, “which means we don’t just supply power, we’re dedicated to the quality of life of our member owners, and part of that is economic development.”

Read more: Broadband project promises jobs, economic development and better connectivity

 

Utility cautions customers about power lines

Feather Publishing
3/28/2011

Snowfall has been very heavy throughout our service area, and the rising snowpack has created situations where cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and hikers may come into close contact with high-voltage power lines.

Normally these lines are at least 25-30 feet above the ground.

Read more: Utility cautions customers about power lines

 

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